ORMOC CITY- District Engineer Lino Francisco Gonzalez of the 4th Leyte Engineering District Office(DEO) reported that out of the 81 projects lined up for this fiscal year, 63 of them have already been completed.
Gonzales made this disclosure during a press conference called by his office which was also attended by assistant district Engineer Irwin Antonio, construction chief Renato Frias, and quality assurance chief Elmer Napoles.
Gonzales said that their accomplishment was based last month with the remaining ongoing 18 projects expected to be completed by this year.
If not by the end of this year, these delayed projects would be completed in the first quarter next year as the contractors already have approved suspensions, he added.
Most of these 18 ongoing projects are considered high impact projects above P50 million. These include a number of road and bridge widening projects as well as some flood control structures.
The projects done in coordination with the Department of Education under the 2016 fund was also discussed during the press conference.
Among the 33 projects, 30 of which are completed while three are nearing completion.
Overall, these constitutes to more than 100 classrooms.
Projects with DepEd under the 2017 fund are, however, still awaiting release. Nevertheless, the plans are already ready. These include unique resilient workshops, vocational technical classrooms, and multi-storey buildings.
For next year, 2018, the DEO is expecting 72 projects worth P2.8 billion excluding school buildings and farm-to-market roads. (PR)